Severe weather forces Samurai Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands to remain temporarily closed

Samurai Beach, Ganyamalbaa Campground and Worimi Conservation Lands will be closed to vehicles and camping until Friday 11 March.

Samurai Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands

The large swell combined with high tides has made the beach front impassable and dangerous for all vehicles in these reserves.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Rachel Reese said the closure was for the public's safety and to protect Worimi cultural sites and the frontal dune.

"Visitor safety is our priority – these conditions are simply too dangerous for any beach driving or camping activities. Closure signs have been installed.

Visitors may still enter these parks on foot, however we urge caution as hazardous surf conditions persist. Rain and wind also raise the risk of falling branches or trees in wooded areas.

"A big thanks to the local community as well as Sydney visitors for supporting these ongoing beach closures during severe weather," Ms Reese said.

NPWS staff will continue to monitor conditions and will re-open the beach and campgrounds when conditions improve.

For more information please refer to the alerts on the following websites:

or contact the National Parks office at Nelson Bay on 4984 8200 during business hours Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.